Chemoselective conversion of α-unbranched aldehydes to amides, esters, and carboxylic acids by NHC-catalysis.
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Depending on the N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst utilized, α-unbranched aldehydes selectively provided amides, esters, or carboxylic acids through oxidation by NCS. The α-unbranched aldehyde underwent these reactions chemoselectively in the presence of an aromatic or α-branched aldehyde.
- Chemical communications
Chemical communications 48(1), 145-147, 2011-11-07
Royal Society of Chemistry